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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog Archived

Networking Operations Certificate

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Program Start Date: Fall term
Minimum Program Length: 42 academic weeks; 3 terms (See Unique Aspects below); 19 credits
Curriculum Code: 60641

Program Description

Networking operations students develop skills to design, build and maintain small to medium-sized computer networks.

Practical Experience

Students complete lab projects using Cisco devices such as switches and routers. They develop communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills.

Professional Opportunities

Network technician, IT support technician and Cisco Certified Network Associate.

Unique Aspects

This program uses course materials from the Cisco Networking Academy Program, a cooperative venture between colleges and Cisco Systems. Graduates of this program are prepared to complete the certification exam offered by Cisco Systems to become a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Acceptance into this certificate program requires the permission of the department chair.

Beginning fall term 2017, the advanced networking classes (indicated by a + symbol below) will be offered on a rotating schedule between day and evening hours. These classes will only be offered during evening hours for fall 2017, spring 2018 and summer 2018 terms. The same classes will only be offered during daytime hours for fall 2018, spring 2019 and summer 2019.

EEDA Career Cluster:

Arts, A/V Technology & Communications; Business, Management & Administration; Information Technology; Science, technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Course Requirements

Total Credits: 19

Semester Display

Total Credits: 19

**A grade of “C” or better is required.
+See Unique Aspects above for information on which terms this course is offered day versus night.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding and application of IT support skills including installing, operating, diagnosing and repairing problems with computer hardware and operating systems.
  2. Configure and diagnose a home/small office network.
  3. Configure and diagnose networks and sub-networks consisting of PCs, switches and routers.

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